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Dispute Resolution — Bulgaria


Boyanov & Co. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Her recent highlights include assisting Power Machines with a public procurement dispute against two Bulgarian companies. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."

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BOYANOV & Co. is recognised as a champion in the field of litigation and ADR for the following:

  • The profound knowledge of procedural and substantive law, in civil, commercial, and administrative law matters, and for over a quarter of a century proven ability to handle high-profile cases in national and international litigation and arbitration;
  • The thorough study of the specific aspects of the client’s business and interests, and wherever necessary building teams of lawyers specialising in different fields in order to cover all legal dispute aspects;
  • The network of associated lawyers in 14 cities in the country due to which we provide quick and precise advice and ensure the best representation of clients before the courts in Sofia and in most of the biggest cities in the country;
  • The practice is fully commited to the core professional ethical values;
  • BOYANOV & Co. is highly respected by the legal community. For many years, the firm has been invited to prepare (pro bono) draft Position Papers on behalf of the President of the Supreme Bar Council, and to represent the latter before the General Meetings of the Commercial and the Civil Chambers of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC), as well as before the Joint Meetings of Chambers of both SCC and Supreme Administrative Court in interpretation cases (aiming at clarifying the law and unifying the court practice). The firm is active in the legislative process, too, preparing position papers on different bills.

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Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Angel Ganev offers experience across a range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including energy disputes, public procurement claims and white-collar crime cases. He also regularly assists clients with disputes arising out of insolvency proceedings. His recent activity includes advising Aresgas on a EUR690,000 recovery of receivables claim brought by an Italian citizen. Clients are impressed by his "hunger for success," describing him as a "remarkable litigator and strategist" and adding that "he demonstrates encyclopaedic knowledge of his area and is aware of the nuances of Bulgarian substantive and procedural law."

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DGKV has doubtlessly the largest and most diverse dispute resolution practice in Bulgaria and is recognized as a key factor in litigation in the country. The firm's litigation practice group represents clients in relation to claims arising in the commercial, industrial, financial and administrative fields on matters such as:

  • ​conducting litigation before Bulgarian courts of all instances;
  • representation of clients before local and international arbitration tribunals;
  • all types of commercial litigation;
  • bankruptcy (contentious matters);
  • labour disputes;
  • administrative proceedings;
  • tax disputes;
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitration awards;
  • facilitating negotiations aiming at reaching amicable settlements;
  • all litigation-related work such as collection of evidence, injunctions and other preliminary relief. 

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Kambourov & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Clients believe Emil Emanuilov to be "the best." They describe him as "very intelligent and knowledgeable, with high business awareness. He is confident and convincing in court and a very strong litigator." Emanuilov is widely appreciated for his activity in litigation matters as well as construction arbitration, insolvency proceedings and tax disputes. Market commentators admire his "superior skills and strong demeanour in court," adding that "he can distil the biggest complexities into something easy to understand for a non-lawyer." His recent workload includes representing UniCredit Bulbank in commercial disputes valued at EUR10 million and insolvency proceedings brought against bad debtors.

Stefan Tzakov is particularly well regarded for his experience in energy litigation and labour disputes. He regularly advises clients in the energy and automotive sectors and has recently acted on investment arbitration proceedings and damages claims.

Clients are keen to emphasise the strong position Yavor Kambourov holds in Bulgaria: "With his unique deal-making skills, business focus, confident and reassuring presence, and vast knowledge, he remains the crème de la crème of the market." He offers expertise across a wide range of commercial disputes, such as insolvency litigation, IP claims and debt collection, and he recently advised Bulgarian Development Bank on litigation proceedings for the collection of receivables.

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Represents both local and international clients in domestic and cross-border disputes litigation and arbitration proceedings, acting on employment disputes and debt collection matters. The main contacts for this department are Assen Georgiev and Antonia Kehayova.

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Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Roumen Lyutskanov is the key contact for this practice, which represents clients in a range of mandates, including insolvency disputes, public procurement litigation and administrative claims.

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Well regarded in the market, Alexander Katzarsky receives particular recognition for his experience in arbitration. His recent activity includes acting for Piraeus Bank on several credit agreement disputes amounting to EUR6 million. He regularly represents clients who are active in energy, banking as well as local government-related cases.

Alexander Pachamanov receives exceptional endorsement for his administrative litigation experience and is also acclaimed for his expertise in the telecommunications sector.

Ivan Todorov is reputed for his administrative litigation practice and offers further experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has a notable expertise on the Bulgarian legal market for more than 25 years.
We are the leading Bulgarian law firm in dispute resolution, competition and litigation. Our firm has been involved in a number of complex international projects in the field of energy law, telecommunications, and banking as well as in the largest privatization transactions in Bulgaria.

We are aimed at understanding the business needs of our clients and providing them with the best legal advice in order to protect their interests and business decisions. One of our main advantages is the outstanding combination of deep knowledge of the substantive law and regulation and high expertise in judicial and arbitration representation and practice, which enables the firm to provide specifically tailored legal services and to avoid any potential problems and risks for our clients.

Our dispute resolution team consists of experienced and recognized professionals who has provided legal support to our clients and led to successful outcome of their cases.
The head of our team is the highly experienced and valued lawyer Mr. Alexander Katzarsky, Senior partner, who maintains a standout reputation for commercial dispute resolution and arbitration, consulted Atomstroyexport JSC on the ICC international arbitration proceedings against National Electricity Company JSC and acted as the local advisor appointed by Sidley Austin LLP.

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Penkov, Markov & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Svetlin Adrianov and Svetoslav Dimitrov are the key contacts for the dispute resolution practice, which represents clients in administrative appeals and tax litigation. Also active in debt recovery, employment disputes and civil claims, as well as arbitration proceedings.

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Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Handles litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings, frequently assisting with financial disputes. Rossitsa Voutcheva and Diliana Ilieva are the main points of contact for the department.

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Kinkin & Partners Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Represents clients in a range of sectors in litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning shipping, real estate and tax. The key contact for the dispute resolution practice is Vladimir Kinkin.

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Popov & Partners Law Office - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Represents clients in debt collection and administrative decisions, boasting experience in insolvency and tax cases. The main contacts for the department are Elisaveta Yotova, Desislava Cvetkova and Eleonora Sergieva.

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Tocheva & Mandazhieva - Dispute Resolution Department

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Represents clients in mediation, out-of-court settlements and administrative proceedings. Particularly active in the energy sector. Tanya Tocheva and Encho Dinev are the main contacts for this department.

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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Ilya Komarevski is praised by clients for his approachable working manner: "He is very easy to communicate with and very reliable and fast. He is always accessible, easy to work with and also very competent." He offers representation in commercial, administrative and employment disputes as well as arbitration and insolvency proceedings. He acts for clients in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and banking. He regularly advises clients on their actions against the state, and recently he acted for Faro on a EUR600,000 litigation against the State of Bulgaria before the Administrative Court of Sofia.

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Eminent Practitioner

Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients are keen to emphasise the strong position Yavor Kambourov holds in Bulgaria: "With his unique deal-making skills, business focus, confident and reassuring presence, and vast knowledge, he remains the crème de la crème of the market." He offers expertise across a wide range of commercial disputes, such as insolvency litigation, IP claims and debt collection, and he recently advised Bulgarian Development Bank on litigation proceedings for the collection of receivables.

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Eminent Practitioner

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Ivan Todorov is reputed for his administrative litigation practice and offers further experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

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Boyanov & Co.

From the Chambers Global guide

Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Her recent highlights include assisting Power Machines with a public procurement dispute against two Bulgarian companies. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients believe Emil Emanuilov to be "the best." They describe him as "very intelligent and knowledgeable, with high business awareness. He is confident and convincing in court and a very strong litigator." Emanuilov is widely appreciated for his activity in litigation matters as well as construction arbitration, insolvency proceedings and tax disputes. Market commentators admire his "superior skills and strong demeanour in court," adding that "he can distil the biggest complexities into something easy to understand for a non-lawyer." His recent workload includes representing UniCredit Bulbank in commercial disputes valued at EUR10 million and insolvency proceedings brought against bad debtors.

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Alexander Katzarsky

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Well regarded in the market, Alexander Katzarsky receives particular recognition for his experience in arbitration. His recent activity includes acting for Piraeus Bank on several credit agreement disputes amounting to EUR6 million. He regularly represents clients who are active in energy, banking as well as local government-related cases.

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Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Georgi Atanasov of Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates collects extensive praise for his activity in dispute resolution: "He is an old-school litigator, in the courts every day." He is renowned for his experience in civil, trade and commercial disputes, as well as arbitration proceedings. Sources describe him as "a good lawyer, very professional and active."

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Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Daniela Dokovska of Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates is widely regarded as "a legend" in the market. She is particularly appreciated for her criminal litigation practice, with interviewees describing her as "one of the best criminal lawyers in the country."

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Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

From the Chambers Global guide

Angel Ganev offers experience across a range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including energy disputes, public procurement claims and white-collar crime cases. He also regularly assists clients with disputes arising out of insolvency proceedings. His recent activity includes advising Aresgas on a EUR690,000 recovery of receivables claim brought by an Italian citizen. Clients are impressed by his "hunger for success," describing him as a "remarkable litigator and strategist" and adding that "he demonstrates encyclopaedic knowledge of his area and is aware of the nuances of Bulgarian substantive and procedural law."

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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Ilya Komarevski is praised by clients for his approachable working manner: "He is very easy to communicate with and very reliable and fast. He is always accessible, easy to work with and also very competent." He offers representation in commercial, administrative and employment disputes as well as arbitration and insolvency proceedings. He acts for clients in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and banking. He regularly advises clients on their actions against the state, and recently he acted for Faro on a EUR600,000 litigation against the State of Bulgaria before the Administrative Court of Sofia.

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Tsvetana Chukleva

Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Global guide

Tsvetana Chukleva of Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates is well regarded for her experience in the market, receiving particular praise for her advice in relation to decisions in the Supreme Court. She represents clients in civil disputes as well as insolvency, administrative and tax proceedings.

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Alexander Pachamanov

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Pachamanov receives exceptional endorsement for his administrative litigation experience and is also acclaimed for his expertise in the telecommunications sector.

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Stefan Tzakov is particularly well regarded for his experience in energy litigation and labour disputes. He regularly advises clients in the energy and automotive sectors and has recently acted on investment arbitration proceedings and damages claims.

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